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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239257/cardiac-magnetic-resonance-assessment-of-diastolic-dysfunction-in-acute-coronary-syndrome
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Shah M Azarisman, Karen S Teo, Matthew I Worthley, Stephen G Worthley
Chest pain is an important presenting symptom. However, few cases of chest pain are diagnosed as acute coronary syndrome (ACS) in the acute setting. This results in frequent inappropriate discharge and major delay in treatment for patients with underlying ACS. The conventional methods of assessing ACS, which include electrocardiography and serological markers of infarct, can take time to manifest. Recent studies have investigated more sensitive and specific imaging modalities that can be used. Diastolic dysfunction occurs early following coronary artery occlusion and its detection is useful in confirming the diagnosis, risk stratification, and prognosis post-ACS...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237521/-clinical-features-of-children-with-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-complicated-by-pulmonary-infection-after-chemotherapy
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Pei-Fen Zhang, Xiao-Qin Feng, Cui-Ling Wu, Yu-Ming Zhang
OBJECTIVE: To examine the clinical features of children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) complicated by pulmonary infection after chemotherapy. METHODS: The clinical data of 108 ALL children (115 case-times) with post-chemotherapy pulmonary infection were retrospectively reviewed. The risk factors for pulmonary infection and the relationship between pathogens and chest CT findings were evaluated. RESULTS: The highest incidence (77.4% ) of pulmonary infection occurred during remission induction, peaking at 31-60 days after chemotherapy...
December 2017: Zhongguo Dang Dai Er Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Contemporary Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237455/molecular-and-histological-effects-of-mr-guided-pulsed-focused-ultrasound-to-the-rat-heart
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Kee W Jang, Tsang-Wei Tu, Matthew E Nagle, Bobbi K Lewis, Scott R Burks, Joseph A Frank
BACKGROUND: Image-guided high intensity focused ultrasound has been used as an extracorporeal cardiac pacing tool and to enhance homing of stem cells to targeted tissues. However, molecular changes in the myocardium after sonication have not been widely investigated. Magnetic-resonance (MR)-guided pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) was targeted to the rat myocardium over a range of pressures and the microenvironmental and histological effects were evaluated over time. METHODS: Eight-to-ten-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats received T2-weighted MR images to target pFUS to the left ventricular and septum without cardiac or respiratory gating...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237413/clinical-features-of-pulmonary-cryptococcosis-among-patients-with-different-levels-of-peripheral-blood-cd4-t-lymphocyte-counts
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Qian He, Yuan Ding, Wei Zhou, Hongxing Li, Ming Zhang, Yi Shi, Xin Su
BACKGROUND: The clinical manifestation of pulmonary cryptococcosis varies notably between immunocompromised and immunocompetent patients. To better understand pulmonary cryptococcosis, we compared the clinical features of pulmonary cryptococcosis patients with or without decreased peripheral blood CD4+ T cell counts. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of 80 patients with cryptococcosis who had been treated in Jingling Hospital from January 2011 to January 2016...
December 13, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29236566/genome-profile-in-a-extremely-rare-case-of-pulmonary-sclerosing-pneumocytoma-presenting-with-diffusely-scattered-nodules-in-the-right-lung
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Xiangshan Fan, Ling Lin, Jianjun Wang, Yu Wang, Anning Feng, Ling Nie, Hongyan Wu, Fanqing Meng, Haodong Xu
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma (PSP) typically presents solitary and peripheral mass, while only rarely cases display unusual multiple lesions. We reported a extremely rare case of PSP with diffusely-scattered nodules in the right lung. CASE PRESENTATION: Diffusely round-shaped nodular shadows in the right lung were found by CT scan in a 31-year-old Chinese woman. The patient undergone the right pneumnectomy. Grossly, numerous small nodules, up to 2...
December 13, 2017: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29234454/pulmonary-injury-associated-with-spray-of-a-water-based-nano-sized-waterproofing-product-a-case-study
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Paul T J Scheepers, Lucie Masen-Poos, Frits G B G J van Rooy, Arné Oerlemans, Eline van Daalen, Robbert Cremers, Hera Lichtenbeld, Bonne Biesma, Jorid B Sørli, Ismo K Koponen, Søren Thor Larsen, Peder Wolkoff, Asger W Nørgaard
Background: In most reported cases of lung trauma with water proofing products, volatile organic compounds (VOC) have a prominent role. Here we report on a case involving ten workers exposed to a sprayed product containing nanoparticles in a water solution with only a few percent VOC. Case presentation: Ten workers suffered from respiratory symptoms following spray impregnation of hardwood furniture using a waterproofing product that contained positively charged fluorinated acrylate copolymer solid cores with a median diameter of 70 nm (1...
2017: Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231759/screening-for-lung-cancer-incidental-pulmonary-parenchymal-findings
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Jonathan H Chung, J Caleb Richards, Tilman L Koelsch, Heber MacMahon, David A Lynch
OBJECTIVE: Incidental pulmonary findings are commonly detected at lung cancer screening chest CT. Though most of these findings are clinically insignificant, it is difficult to prospectively determine which are potentially important to clinical care. The purpose of this review is to discuss the incidental pulmonary findings commonly detected at lung cancer screening chest CT. CONCLUSION: Incidental pulmonary findings most commonly fall into one of three categories: interstitial lung disease, emphysema, and airways disease (both small and large airways)...
December 12, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230303/case-series-of-paragonimiasis-from-nepal
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Ranjit Sah, Shusila Khadka
Paragonimiasis is an important food-borne parasitic zoonosis caused by trematodes of genus Paragonimus. We report case series of paragonimiasis with common symptoms of cough with blood tinged sputum, shortness of breath, chest pain with occasional fever, eosinophilia and radiological findings mimicking pulmonary tuberculosis and had taken anti-tubercular drug despite all investigation negative for tuberculosis without improvement. They all had common history of consumption of raw/undercooked crab. There is a local belief in remote villages of Nepal that eating raw crab helps in healing bone fracture and cure jaundice...
November 2017: Oxford Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229322/-study-of-correlation-between-radiological-aspect-of-pulmonary-hydatid-cyst-and-postoperative-course
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W Abid, A Hentati, J Jdidi, Z Chaari, H Ben Jemaa, N Elleuch, J Dammak, I Frikha
Pulmonary Hydatid Cyst (PHC) may represent a real therapeutic challenge. Surgery remains the treatment of choice and postoperative course may be complicated in some cases. Several factors can be involved like the cyst's size and location. We aimed to study the existence of correlation between the radiological aspect of the PHC and the postoperative course through a retrospective study including 267 patients. Different radiological aspect of PHC found on the X-ray and/or computed tomography of the chest were classified according to Zidi et al...
December 8, 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229098/pulmonary-veno-occlusive-disease-an-important-consideration-in-patients-with-pulmonary-hypertension
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REVIEW
Ryan Balko, Hawa Edriss, Kenneth Nugent, Victor Test
Pulmonary veno-occlusive disease is a rare subcategory of pulmonary arterial hypertension (WHO Group 1). The disease is poorly understood and difficult to diagnose; it has no definitive cure to date. These patients present with nonspecific symptoms, including dyspnea, exercise intolerance, and weakness. Chest x-rays sometimes differ from idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and may demonstrate alveolar infiltrates and pleural effusions. High resolution computed tomography scans reveal ground glass opacities, interlobular septal thickening, and lymphadenopathy...
November 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228933/pulmonary-exacerbations-and-clinical-outcomes-in-a-longitudinal-cohort-of-infants-and-preschool-children-with-cystic-fibrosis
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Jordana E Hoppe, Brandie D Wagner, Scott D Sagel, Frank J Accurso, Edith T Zemanick
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary exacerbations (PEx) in school aged children and adults with cystic fibrosis (CF) lead to increased morbidity and lung function decline. However, the effect of exacerbations in young children with CF is not fully understood. We sought to characterize the frequency and clinical impact of PEx in a pilot study of infants and pre-school aged children with CF. METHODS: Thirty young children with CF [median (range) 1.5 years (0.2-4.9)] were prospectively followed for 2 years...
December 11, 2017: BMC Pulmonary Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226712/-risk-stratification-before-thoracic-surgery-perioperative-pulmonary-rehabilitation
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Attila Vágvölgyi, Zsolt Rozgonyi, Pál Vadász, János Tamás Varga
INTRODUCTION: Besides the oncology and operative surgical technics, functional aspects influence the operability of lung cancer. Preoperative risk stratification, evaluation of postoperative complications needs to be considered. AIM: To review international literature and experiences of our institute. METHOD: We focused the literature of risk stratification of thoracic surgery. Lung function, lung mechanics, chest kinematics, exercise physiology were considered...
December 2017: Orvosi Hetilap
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226507/age-is-the-only-predictor-of-small-decrease-in-lung-function-in-children-with-sickle-cell-anemia
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Shaina M Willen, Robyn Cohen, Mark Rodeghier, Fenella Kirkham, Susan S Redline, Carol Rosen, Jane Kirkby, Michael R DeBaun
The longitudinal pattern of lung function in children with sickle cell anemia (SCA) has shown a decrease in FEV1 % predicted, a risk factor for death in adults with SCA, but predictors for this decline are poorly characterized. In a prospective longitudinal multi-center cohort of children with SCA, we tested the hypotheses that: 1) FEV1 % predicted declines over time; and 2) SCA-specific characteristics and therapy predict this decline. At three clinical centers, children with SCA (HbSS or HbSβ0 thalassemia), unselected for respiratory disease, were enrolled in the Sleep and Asthma Cohort (SAC) study...
December 11, 2017: American Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29225071/clinical-characteristics-of-pulmonary-mycobacterium-lentiflavum-disease-in-adult-patients
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Kazuma Yagi, Kozo Morimoto, Makoto Ishii, Ho Namkoong, Satoshi Okamori, Takanori Asakura, Shoji Suzuki, Takahiro Asami, Yoshifumi Uwamino, Yohei Funatsu, Hiroshi Fujiwara, Hirofumi Kamata, Tomoyasu Nishimura, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Atsuyuki Kurashima, Naoki Hasegawa
BACKGROUND: Mycobacterium lentiflavum organisms are slow-growing nontuberculous mycobacteria often associated with immunocompromised state and cervical lymphadenitis in young children. However, little is known about the clinical importance of pulmonary infection with M. lentiflavum in adults. METHODS: We reviewed the medical records of all adults who met the diagnostic criteria of pulmonary M. lentiflavum disease at Keio University Hospital and Fukujuji Hospital from 2001 to 2015...
December 7, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223948/-hypersensitivity-pneumonitis-a-series-of-nine-cases-with-surgical-lung-biopsy
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Ricardo A Gómez Tejada, Cora G Legarreta, Juan Ignacio Enghelmayer, Milagros Dianti, Silvana Acuña, Gloria Olmedo
In a series of nine patients with histopathological diagnosis of hypersensitivity pneumonitis, we retrospectively evaluated clinical data, exposure related factors, pulmonary function tests and chest computed tomography scans. A restrictive abnormality with reduction of diffusion capacity for carbon monoxide was mainly found. Chest scans showed fibrotic patterns in most cases; ground glass attenuation areas with mosaic pattern and consolidation in the rest. Exposure to avian antigens, cereal grains and air conditioners contaminated with fungi yeasts and bacteria, were suspected from clinical data in two-thirds of the cases...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223273/a-79-year-old-woman-with-dyspnea-and-hypoxemia-that-worsened-in-an-upright-position
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Tjeerd van der Veer, Johannes C C M In 't Veen, Wijnand K den Dekker, Jelle Miedema
A 79-year-old woman presented to the ED with complaints of gradually worsening exertional dyspnea, dizziness, and chest discomfort. For several weeks she had not been able to perform light household work. The patient's medical history mentioned pulmonary embolism following immobilization (2012), several fractures after trauma, an ischemic cerebral vascular accident (2014), and curative treatment for breast cancer (1995). Her current medication included esomeprazole, clopidogrel, simvastatin, calcium/vitamin D, amitriptyline, and acetaminophen...
December 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222289/what-is-the-role-of-screening-for-pulmonary-hypertension-in-adults-and-children-with-sickle-cell-disease
#17
REVIEW
Shaina M Willen, Mark T Gladwin
Patient case: An 18-year-old male patient with homozygous hemoglobin SS disease was evaluated for progressive dyspnea and elevated tricuspid regurgitant jet velocity (TRV) on echocardiography. The patient's case is described in detail in Lancet1 He had been treated with regular transfusions since childhood for stroke, had rare episodes of vaso-occlusive pain episodes, and did not take narcotic pain medications. He presented with progressive severe dyspnea on exertion and lower extremity edema. His laboratory tests were notable for a total hemoglobin level of 11...
December 8, 2017: Hematology—the Education Program of the American Society of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222217/necrotising-pneumonia-caused-by-non-pvl-staphylococcus-aureus-with-2-year-follow-up
#18
Bryn Hilton, Aniket N Tavare, Dean Creer
Necrotising pneumonia (NP) is a rare but life-threatening complication of pulmonary infection. It is characterised by progressive necrosis of lung parenchyma with cavitating foci evident upon radiological investigation. This article reports the case of a 52-year-old woman, immunocompetent healthcare professional presenting to Accident and Emergency with NP and Staphylococcus aureus septicaemia. The cavitating lesion was not identified on initial chest X-ray leading to a delay in antimicrobial optimisation. However, the patient went on to achieve a full symptomatic recovery in 1 month and complete radiological recovery at 2-year follow-up...
December 7, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221735/comparison-of-digital-and-traditional-thoracic-drainage-systems-for-postoperative-chest-tube-management-after-pulmonary-resection-a-prospective-randomized-trial
#19
Kazuya Takamochi, Shuko Nojiri, Shiaki Oh, Takeshi Matsunaga, Kota Imashimizu, Mariko Fukui, Kenji Suzuki
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether a digital thoracic drainage system (group D) is clinically useful compared with a traditional thoracic drainage system (group T) in chest tube management following anatomic lung resection. METHODS: Patients scheduled to undergo segmentectomy or lobectomy were prospectively randomized before surgery to group D or T. A stratification randomization was performed according to the following air leak risk factors: age, sex, smoking status, and presence of emphysema and/or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221351/extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation-system-as-a-bridge-to-reparative-surgery-in-ventricular-septal-defect-complicating-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction
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Jose Rozado, Isaac Pascual, Pablo Avanzas, Daniel Hernandez-Vaquero, Ruben Alvarez, Rocio Díaz, Beatriz Díaz, María Martín, Amelia Carro, Guillermo Muñiz, Jacobo Silva, Cesar Moris
Post-infarction ventricular septal defect (VSD) is a rare but potentially lethal complication of acute myocardial infarction. Medical management is usually futile, so definitive surgery remains the treatment of choice but the risk surgery is very high and the optimal timing for surgery is still under debate. A 55-year-old man with no previous medical history attended the emergency-room for 12 h evolution of oppressive chest pain and strong anginal pain 7 days ago. On physical examination, blood pressure was 96/70 mmHg, pansystolic murmur over left sternal border without pulmonary crackles...
September 2017: Journal of Thoracic Disease
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